Boeing Model 2 (C)

1st Flight 1916

The Boeing Model 2, also referred to as the Boeing Model C and its derivatives were United States two seat training seaplanes, the first “all-Boeing” design and the company’s first financial success.

The success of the Model C led to Boeing’s first military contract in April 1917 and prompted both its reincorporation as the Boeing Airplane Company and relocation from Lake Union, Washington to a former shipyard on the Duwamish River, also in Washington.

The United States Navy bought 51 of the Model C trainers, including the C-1F, and the United States Army bought two landplane versions with side-by-side seating, designated the EA.

The final Model C was built for William Boeing and was called the C-700.

Variants

Model 2

Original design

Model C-1F

Model 2

Remanufactured with single pontoon

Model 3

Version with revised cabane struts

Model 4

EA landplane version for US Army

Model 5

Revised Model 3 for US Navy

Model C-700

Model 5 outfitted as mailplane

Specifications

Crew

Two

Length

27 ft 0 in (8.23 m)

Wingspan

43 ft 10 in (13.36 m)

Height

12 ft 7 in (3.84 m)

Wing area

495 sq ft (45.99 m2)

Empty weight

1,898 lb (861 kg)

Gross weight

2,395 lb (1,086 kg)

Powerplant

1 × Hall-Scott A-7A engine, 100 hp (74.6 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed

72.7 mph (117 km/h, 63.2 kn)

Cruise speed

65 mph (105 km/h, 56 kn)

Range

200 mi (322 km, 170 nmi)

Service ceiling

6,500 ft (1,981 m).

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